Picture books for children in preschool - grade 2.
Unless otherwise noted, all books may be found in
the picture book section under the author’s last name.
Doggone dogs! / Karen Beaumont
Ten unruly dogs get loose at obedience school, and when they are captured by the dog-catcher, they work together to effect their escape and return home.
Mr. Tall and Mr. Small / Barbara Brenner
A giraffe and a mouse who live together in the forest think that each is better than the other, until a fire threatens their home and they discover that their differences can be assets after all.
The big, beautiful, brown box / Larry Dane Brimner (j Er BRIMNER– easy reader)
The Corner Kids all have different ideas about how to use a big box, but then they find that working together is the best idea of all.
Arthur makes the team / Marc Brown
Arthur worries that he won't play little league baseball very well and faces lots of teasing until someone discovers teamwork.
The enormous potato / retold by Aubrey Davis
A farmer's potato grows to such an enormous size that he needs the help of his wife, his daughter, a dog, a cat, and a mouse to pull it up.
Feast for 10 / Cathryn Falwell
Numbers from one to ten are used to tell how members of a family shop and work together to prepare a meal.
Mountain wedding / Faye Gibbons
The children from two mountain families about to be joined in a wedding change their minds about each other only after all of them together cooperate in a rescue.
The giant ball of string / Arthur Geisert
Rumpus Ridge, Wisconsin, is proud to have the biggest ball of string in the world, so when they lose their treasure to a nearby town they devise a clever plan to get it back.
The moon came down on Milk Street / Jean Gralley
When the moon comes down in pieces, different community helpers work to set things right again.
Frog, duck, and rabbit / Susanna Gretz
Three animal friends make a costume for a parade.
Duck & Goose / Tad Hills
Duck and Goose learn to work together to take care of a ball, which they think is an egg.
Jolly Tall / Jane Hissey
When they discover that the big box in the playroom contains a tall stuffed giraffe, the toy animals work together to make it feel at home.
Angelina and Alice / Katharine Holabird
Angelina and her best friend discover the importance of teamwork when their acrobatics are the hit of the show at the village fair.
The way back home / Oliver Jeffers
Stranded on the moon after his extraordinary airplane takes him into outer space, a boy meets a marooned young Martian with a broken spacecraft, and they work together to return to their respective homes.
Bravo, brave beavers! / Nannie Kuiper
When a storm arises, the Beaver family works together to save their lodge.
Pepo and Lolo and the red apple / Ana Martín Larrañaga (j T MARTIN LARRANAGA– toddler book)
Pepo the pig and Lolo the chicken work together to obtain an apple from a branch too high for either of them to reach.
Friends / Kim Lewis
While searching for eggs on the farm, Sam and Alice discover that they can be better friends when they cooperate with each other.
The perfect clubhouse / Daniel J. Mahoney
When four friends decide to build the perfect clubhouse, they quickly discover that each has a different idea about what is perfect.
Pearl and Wagner : two good friends / Kate McMullan
Two mice, Pearl and Wagner, work together to build a robot for their science project. (j Er MCMULLAN– easy reader)
Jack and Rick / David McPhail
Jack and Rick want to play together, but there's a river between them and they will have to work together to bridge it.
Teamwork / Ann Morris
Discusses teamwork and how team members working together as a group cooperate to get the job done.
Head, body, legs : a story from Liberia / retold by Won-Ldy Paye
In this tale from the Dan people of Liberia, Head, Arms, Body, and Legs learn that they do better when they work together.
Holey moley / Marcus Pfister
Two moles fight over whether they should build a hill or dig a hole, but when each works on his own project, they get surprising results.
Aunt Minnie and the twister / Mary Skillings Prigger
After a tornado rearranges their Kansas house, Aunt Minnie and the 9 nieces and nephews living with her add on a much-needed new room.
Double trouble Groundhog Day / Bethany Roberts
When 2 groundhogs draw straws to see who will be the next weather forecaster, the winner is so nervous they decide to work together.
Cookies : bite-size life lessons / Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Discover that all of life's important lessons can be taught from just one bite of a cookie, including such concepts as fairness and cooperation.
Fishing for Methuselah / Roger Roth
Two best friends finally find something on which they can cooperate.
Big pumpkin / Erica Silverman
A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.
Let's build a clubhouse / Marilyn Singer
Rhyming text describes how a group of children works together to build a clubhouse, using a variety of tools.
The clubhouse / Anastasia Suen (j Er SUEN—easy reader)
Peter, Amy, Archie, Lily and Louie work together to build a clubhouse.
The enormous carrot / Vladimir Vagin
A group learns the value of teamwork as one animal after another joins in the effort to pull a giant carrot out of the ground.
Righty and Lefty : a tale of two feet / Rachel Vail
Even though Lefty and Righty like different things, they find they must learn to get along together without tripping over each other.
A team of one / Ila Wallen
Papa Rango, reading to the animals in the Willowbe Woods, shares the story of how Bandit the raccoon learned how to work as part of a team.
Castaway cats / Lisa Wheeler
Fifteen felines find themselves marooned on an island and are not sure what to do.
Today I will fly! / Mo Willems
While Piggie is determined to fly, Elephant is skeptical, but when Piggie gets a little help from others, amazing things happen.
Upstairs Mouse, downstairs Mole / Wong Herbert Yee
Mouse and his downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier.
Find these and other great books at
The Children's Library
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228